If a prison inmate needs use of such medical devices as CPAP or constant oxygen supply – those are two I can think of, there are probably other similar things – are they provided to them at no cost?
How is possession of these devices managed as a potential security issue (i.e. if they might be misused to facilitate escape or to fight with, in some way that I can’t imagine but folks can be very creative when it comes to misusing items in their possession)?
I suppose for CPAP the inmate could sleep in the infirmary every night and therefore not have the device in his possession, although that seems like it could lead to other potential security issues. If an inmate needs constant oxygen supply, they would have to carry it around with them. Maybe they would be sent to a secure medical facility?
I’m curious how these kinds of issues are handled. Do not need answer fast.